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Catalyst Open World Build

GW2. Best Open World Build. Catalyst. Elementalist PvE 2022.

Last Update: March 3


Overview

This Catalyst build gains many boons such as quickness, protection, and might from the Jade Sphere which it can also share to allies and the elementals it summons.

Example rotation:

Fire Glyph of Elementals > Fire Lesser Glyph of Elementals

Fire 2 > 3 > 4 > get to near 30 energy > Fire 5 + Jade Sphere

Swap to Earth or Water > 3 + Jade Sphere > 2 > 5

Swap to Air > 3 + Jade Sphere > 2 > 5

Swap to Water or Earth > 3 > 2 > 5 >

Swap back to fire and wait for energy to fill while using 2/4 > Grand Finale 3

Restart the Jade Sphere bursts


Difficulty

70%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Marauder
Shoulders
Marauder
Coat
Marauder
Gloves
Marauder
Leggings
Marauder
Boots
Marauder

Primary Weapon Set

Hammer
Marauder

ItemStat
Amulet
Marauder
Ring
Marauder
Ring
Marauder
Accessory
Marauder
Accessory
Marauder
Backpiece
Marauder

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives:

  • Rune: for more sustain against multiple enemies

Skills


HammerHeal / Utility / Elite

Traits

Alternatives

  • Arcane: for reviving allies
  • Catalyst: for stability when needed

Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay

5 Comments

  1. Curious why this build recommends a sigil that can only be used in combat. Like Engineers, Elementalists do not have weapons swapping in combat. Perhaps an accuracy sigil or some other one that can be used in combat would be a better recommendation.

    Also curious why a set of runes of durability, which are fine for boon duration boosts and +10% overall health, but have limited impact on toughness since there’s no other toughness at all in the build. Fireworks runes provides power stacking, and boon duration, plus movement speed for when not attuned to air.

    Also questioning the Marauder build, since the Catalyst Spec increases all attributes, which is more of a celestial thing. Rune of the Traveler would augment all of the traits, plus the boon duration and includes a speed buff.

  2. Cleansing sigil works with attunement swapping, as does kit swapping for engineers.
    Toughness has more of an impact the less you have of it, due to the inverse exponential scaling. So the little toughness from this rune is very good.It already has swiftness from swapping to air attunement from the arcane traitline.
    While the celestial stat boosts would be more synergy with catalyst’s core mechanic of elemental empowerment, synergy is not the end all be all, and often will force you to make sub optimal choices because you’re forcing a synergy.

  3. So much creativity Vallun <3 I LOVE THIS BUILD and i think after the old Self sustain condi Rev (before tormenting rune sustain nerf) this is the funniest build i had the opportunity to play in GW2 ! Thank you a lot <3

  4. I’m confused as to why the hammer is Diviners stats. Does the 200ish concentration it provides make it worth using over marauder or some other stats? Also how’s this build hold up since it was last posted/updated?

    • Before it was harder to reach maximum quickness uptime with little boon duration, after the patch it is easier so I changed it from diviner to marauder just now

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